complete verse (Genesis 17:20)

Following are a number of back-translations as well as a sample translation for translators of Genesis 17:20:

  • Kankanaey: “But I have however (particle of concession) heard what you (sing.) requested concerning Ismael, so it-is-certain that I will bless him so-that his descendants will also become-many. Because he will give-birth to ten and two leaders and his descendants also, they will become-many in their famous (lit. newsed/reported) nation.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Newari: “I have heard your suggestion about Ishmael. So I will also bless him. And I will give him many children and descendants. He will be the father of twelve rulers. I will make a great nation from his descendants.” (Source: Newari Back Translation)
  • Hiligaynon: “Concerning Ishmael, I have-heard your request for him. I will-bless him and will-give (him) many descendants. He will-become the father of twelve leaders, and his descendants will-become famous people.” (Source: Hiligaynon Back Translation)
  • English: “As for Ishmael, I have heard what you asked me to do for him. I will bless him so that he also will have many descendants. Among his descendants will be rulers of twelve nations. And I will cause his descendants to also become a great nation.” (Source: Translation for Translators)
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